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“One Survivor Remembers” Available For Free

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One Survivor Remembers is a teaching toolkit on The Holocaust, including a film, offered for free to teachers by Teaching Tolerance. Here’s how they describe it:

“One Survivor Remembers” tells the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein’s six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. Klein describes her years in Nazi labor camps and months on a forced death march. Though her experience was horrifying, Klein also remembers wonderful acts of decency and normalcy – testaments to the greatness of humanity.

This teaching kit sheds light on the 20th century’s terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers hope that hatred can be overcome. It includes:

* A 40-minute Oscar-winning documentary film by Kary Antholis, available in VHS format, with closed-captioning;
* A collection of primary documents, drawn from Klein’s personal collection;
* A resource booklet including a Holocaust timeline; and
* A teacher’s guide with standards-based lesson plans.

I can’t speak highly enough about the similar free toolkits I’ve gotten from Teaching Tolerance and used with my students. I’ll certainly be requesting this one, too.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Larry,

    I have to protest and think this organization isn’t “tolerant” enough.

    Why do you need a “principal’s signature” to get access to the film? Why in the name of G-D shouldn’t they release this “idea” (and that is all a film is) to the world for the sake of education?

    This is just some cloy ploy. Tolerance begins with openess. It isn’t behind some wall and some – we know and you don’t . It walks with knowledge free and at ease…..

    Shame on this closed mindedness. Just let us download and use and educate. Progaganda seeks their own kind, the truth asks everyone to speak it. Shame.

    David
    http://eflclassroom.com

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